UW Women's Golfers Travel to UCLA

March 20, 2003

Seattle - The 12th-ranked Washington women's golf team travels to UCLA for its next spring event. The Huskies are one of 19 teams competing for the championship at the UCLA Classic. The 54-hole event will be held over three days, March 24-26, at the par-72, 6,254-yard Robinson Ranch Valley Course in Santa Clarita.

Also included in this year's field is (Golfweek ranking) BYU, California (9), Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, New Mexico (13), New Mexico State (28), Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine (2), Portland State, San Francisco, San Jose State, Stanford (25), Texas Tech, UC Irvine, UCLA (13), USC (5) and Washington State.

Pepperdine won last year's tournament with a 12-over score of 876. The Waves' Katherine Hull took medalist honors by setting a course record with a 9-under 207 at Menifeo Lakes Country Club.

Washington senior Louise Friberg leads the Huskies in stroke average heading into the event at 74.2. Just behind her is junior Lindsay Morgan at 74.5. Friberg is ranked 22nd in the nation by Golfweek while Morgan stands 32nd in the poll.

The Huskies have finished among the top six in all six of their tournaments this season. Washington will once again play without sophomore Paige Mackenzie, who has not seen any action since last November due to a back injury. Mackenzie is currently ranked 11th in the Golfweek standings.

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